Endodontics Pennington NJ
Endodontics a dental specialty, focused on the interior of a tooth. The word Endodontics is derived from the Greek words Endo for “inside” and Odont for “tooth”. Endodontic treatment (a root canal) is needed when the tissue inside of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The causes of inflammation or infection can range from injury, trauma, decay or failed dental work.
The goal of a root canal is to preserve the natural tooth. Once a tooth is lost, it is gone forever and while there are excellent options for patients with missing teeth. Our goal is to save a patient’s natural tooth whenever possible.
Pennington Specialist For Endodontic Treatment
Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci, DMD, PC is fortunate to have Dr. Larisa Strelkov on staff for endodontic treatment. An Endodontist must complete an additional two years of special training beyond general dentistry education. While an endodontist focuses mainly on root canals, other treatment may include endodontic surgery to repair of cracked teeth, blocked canals and other complications.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Endodontic treatment, a root canal, is needed when the pulp inside of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. Inflammation may be caused by decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth.
Root canal symptoms may include:
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Tooth discoloration
- Soreness when chewing
- Swelling to the tissue surrounding the tooth
- Drainage or tenderness in the lymph nodes
Learn more about root canal treatment